The midnight library
Haig, Matt, 1975- author
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation
Duffy, Damian, author
Crouch, Blake, author
"My son has been erased." Those are the last words the woman tells Barry Sutton, before she leaps from the Manhattan rooftop. Barry learns that all across the country, people are waking up to lives different from the ones they fell asleep to. Miles away, neuroscientist Helena Smith is developing a technology that allows us to preserve our most intense memories and relive them. Barry's search for the truth leads him to discover that Helena's work has yielded a terrifying gift - the ability not just to preserve memories but to remake them - at the risk of destroying what it means to be human.
Sea of tranquility : a novel
Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- author
"The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurlinga story of humanity across centuries and planets"-- Provided by publisher.
Slaughterhouse-five : or, The children's crusade, a duty-dance with death
Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Germans in World War II, the Dresden fire bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore.
This time tomorrow
Straub, Emma author
What if you could take a vacation to your past, without the filter of memory? What would you give to go back in time and relive your youth, in person, with the people who shared it?
Yuknavitch, Lidia, author
"From the visionary author of The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, an epic novel tracing the conception and construction of a colossal statue-and the lives of two centuries of immigrants navigating its turbulent wake "Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer who, with each ever more triumphant book, creates a new language with which she writes the audacious stories only she can tell," Roxane Gay has written. Now, Yuknavitch bridges the nineteenth and late twenty-first centuries with an imaginative masterpiece: the story of the life and afterlife of a national monument to liberty, as told through the lives of those who built it and those who struggle to survive in its imperfect shadow. Through three braided storylines, we follow the sculptor Frédéric and his firebrand American lover, Aurora; Mikael, an Eastern European orphan locked in an American prison, and Lilly, a case worker trying to save him; and the construction worker Aster and his daughter Laisvė, a "carrier" with a gift of using ancient waterways to swim through time. As the dream Frédéric conceived-and Aster helped build-founders under rising seas, Laisvė must dodge enforcement raids and find her way back to Lilly and then, finally, to Aurora, to forge a connection that might save their fractured dream of freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
The two lives of Lydia Bird : a novel
Silver, Josie, author
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonas, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life--and perhaps even love--again. But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened. Lydia is pulled again and again across the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there's an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there's someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay. Written with Josie Silver's trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life's crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.
The vanished birds
Jimenez, Simon, 1989- author
Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her, and all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives for only the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky. A boy, broken by his past. The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays from an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs, and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in one another the things they lacked. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside herself. For the both of them, a family. But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart.